Dr Lazzerini is paediatrician with a special interest in Quality of care and International Health. She is currently directing the World Health organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health in Trieste, Italy, and she is member of several WHO boards.

In the last years she has been working intensively on approaches to improve the quality of maternal and child health, coordinating projects in several regions around the globe, including - beside South and Eastern Europe- Central Asia, Africa, South East Asia and Latin America.

She is author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications, Editor for Plos, and contracted Professor at the University of Trieste, teaching International Child Health and Methodology of Research to registrars in paediatrics.